16 Turn unto me, and have mercy upon me: give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the [a]son of thine handmaid.

17 Show a token of thy goodness toward me, that they which hate me, may see it, and be ashamed, because thou, O Lord, hast helped me and comforted me.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 86:16 He boasteth not of his own virtues, but confesseth that God of his free goodness hath ever been merciful unto him, and given him power against his enemies, as to one of his own household.

16 Turn to me(A) and have mercy(B) on me;
    show your strength(C) in behalf of your servant;
save me, because I serve you
    just as my mother did.(D)
17 Give me a sign(E) of your goodness,
    that my enemies may see it and be put to shame,
    for you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.

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